In the Elk Valley of British Columbia, we operate five steelmaking coal mines that employ approximately 4,000 people. Many of our people live and work in the valley, and we support a sustainable future for their communities.
The future is bright for the city of Kimberley, located in southeastern British Columbia. On July 7, 2014, the City began construction on the $5.3 million SunMine solar project, Western Canada's largest solar-powered development, being built on the site of the former Sullivan mine with support from Teck.
At Teck, many of our operations are located in areas with abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. In the Elk Valley of British Columbia, where we operate five coal mines and have regional offices in Sparwood, backcountry snowmobiling is a popular activity for residents, many of whom are Teck employees.
In Opuwo, a village in northwest Namibia, Vemupomambo Tjivinda sits with a mother and infant daughter from the country’s nomadic Ovahimba tribe. As they chat, Vemupomambo gently wraps a coloured plastic tape around the upper arm of the baby while her mother watches intently. The tape, marked with green, yellow and red sections, is a simple tool used by Health Extension Workers (HEWs) to quickly determine if a child is malnourished.